Lennox Lewis Aims Shots At Showtime



Lennox Lewis Aims Shots At Showtime

Ex heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis aimed a sharp overhand right at the cable company Showtime, when he Tweeted his dismay at the company.

Why did the big Brit aim his fire at the cabler?

Lewis, who last gloved up in 2003 and is now installed in the International Boxing Hall of Fame, took issue with Showtime’s description of the stakes on the table for the March 31 clash between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker.

So Lewis, three times a heavyweight champ, is saying that during a time that Vitali Klitschko held the WBO belt, he considered himself the undisputed champ. Well, many maybe agreed with him then, if they thought that only a fighter holding the “big 3” belts would be considered “undisputed.” Me, I then and now considered the talent of the fighter holding the belt more than the name of the belt maker when an issue like this popped up.

Showtime countered the Lewis attack, in completely classy fashion. One might add that Lennox could be seen as an “HBO” guy, having  fought on their air and working their booth after that, so maybe his agenda could be clouded by that…

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